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, quote, rank in file taliban soldiers and give them reasons to switch sides. later in the week, u.s. secretary of state hilary clinton seemed to agree. she commanded the important nato speech and said it's consistent with the united states. so why isn't it happening? meanwhile, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, stanley mcchrystal, is expecting to ask for additional troops and equipment. that request will first land on the desk of secretary of defense robert gates. listen to what gates said in april when he and i talked about troop numbers. >> i have been quoted as accurately as saying i have real reservations about significant further commitments of american military to afghanistan beyond what the president has already approved. >> but that means that a year from now, six months from now, you are unlikely to approve a request for additional troops in afghanistan. >> i would be a hard sell, there is no question about it. and i've not made a secret of that either publicly or in government meetings. >> so it appears that he has now changed his mind. in recent days, gates said he i
influence grows. what if they were to lose faith in america? what if they were to use their economic clout in various countries? the first thing you should know about wen jiabao is he's quite different from other leaders in the chinese era. his followers have a nickname for him, grandpa wen. he flew out to a devastated area, met with them individually. he behaves more like a chinese politician. he is a politician within the ranks of his political party. i asked him about one of the most difficult times of his life, tiananmen square. i heard the other chinese officials in the room gasp. wen paused for what seemed like a minute, and then he answered with surprising frankness. listen carefully to what he says about chinese democracy. this was the heart of the interview. wen made clear that his country is moving toward the day when it will resemble a western-style democracy in some ways. he expressed a simple but powerful conviction, that government should answer to its people, and he acknowledged that he could see a time when china would have a two-party election. wen also said china needs a
relationship with russia. russia needs a good relationship with us. the most tragic thing in the world would be after 40 years of this cold war that we went through and finally came out of in a peaceful way and in really close cooperation, or maybe even partnership with usual, it would be a tragedy if we slid back into that kind of a cold war existence. we don't need that they don't need that. we have a lot of global issues that we need russia's cooperation on not the least of which is climate change in this economic matter we've just been talking about and we're now facing, but there are now others. >> what about iran? president obama has made some overtures with them trying to find ways to engage with them finding areas of common interest. do you agree with that? >> yes i do, and that was one of the recommendations in the iraq study group report. we said in that report that we ought to be talking to iran at least with respect to the situation in iraq and we said we ought to be talking to syria across the board on all issues with certain caveats with respect to to w
the iranian leadership, is not as monochromatic than we thought. what concerns us at the end of the day is not so much a change in personalities, but a change in policy. we would like to see an iranian willingness to decyst from supporting terrorist groups. we've seen none of that. on the contrary, biusiness as usual. we'd like to see iranians willing to suspend enrichment of iranian. we'd like to see them stop resisting the subterfuges. we see none of that across the board. >> do you accept iran has a right to a civil nuclear program? >> we believe all countries have a right to nuclear energy. but there is a difference in that and the ability to enrich uranium on iranian soil. it's not in countries that have systemically lied about their nuclear programs through the century. >> it doesn't say, by the way, if you've lied, you no longer have -- who decides that process? >> i think the international community has to decide and they already have decided because of a tremendous credibility problem with iran. even if iran agreed tomorrow and said, okay, we'll have this type of supervision ov
and drive. can she use all that to carve out a role, and what distinctive mark does she want to leave in her position of secretary of state? what is her vision for the world. these are some of the questions i asked her in nairobi, kenya. so let's get started. >> madam secretary, thank you very much for taking time out of this very hectic schedule to spend it with us. >> thank you, fareed. thank you for coming to nairobi for this opportunity. >> it's my pleasure. north kwor korea. tell us a little more about it. president clinton comes back. he spends three hours talking to the leader of korea. what is his impression? >> we're going to get a full briefing, which we really haven't had a chance to get. >> have you spoken to him on the phone? >> i have spoken to him, but i have a habit of not talking about what i talk to my husband about, but i think we'll hear more about it in the next days and weeks, to share his impressions along with other members of his delegation. obviously, what we're hoping is that maybe without it being part of the mission in any way, the fact that this was done will pe
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